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Saab 9 3, 2003. Battery acid covering post

Second battery in three months,battery acid is covering the positive post. Battery tested at about 9 volts. Do not know if I should charge or just replace. Also, I need to know if this is a problem with the battery or corroded battery cables.

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  • abr0417 Jun 29, 2009

    What should I clean it with?

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Most likely not a battery problem. Since the battery is fairly new, a good charge should restore it. As far as the corrosion, A thorough cleaning of the battery cables should suffice and replacement shouldn't be necessary.

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    There are spray on cleaners on the market that work pretty well but I prefer to use a steel brush and a pocket knife to clean the interior of the cable and baking soda and water to clean the exterior of the cable.

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There are some good terminal sprays that I use for industrial applications. Apply one AFTER cleaning everything up.

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